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1981 Gibson Sonex Pre-Owners Manual

Sonex-180 Deluxe, Custom and Artist

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  1981 Gibson Sonex owners manual page 1
1981 Gibson Sonex owners manual page 2 1981 Gibson Sonex owners manual page 3
1981 Gibson Sonex owners manual page 8  
Insert 1 - Sonex-180 Deluxe
1981 Gibson Sonex owners manual page 4 1981 Gibson Sonex owners manual page 5
Insert 2 - Sonex-180 Custom
1981 Gibson Sonex owners manual page 6 1981 Gibson Sonex owners manual page 7
Insert 3 - Sonex Artist
1981 Gibson Sonex owners manual page 8 1981 Gibson Sonex owners manual page 9

The Sonex series was launched in 1980, initially with three models: the Deluxe, Standard, and Custom, all of which were included in the 1980 Gibson catalogue; however by early 1981 the Standard was dropped, and a new model, the Artist, with built in active electronics was added.

The catalogue format of 1981, was very different to the plush, full-colour 'book' of 1980, consisting of a series of ten 8 3/4" x 4" mini-folders, each featuring one instrument segment. They were released in early summer 1981, with each dealer typically receiving 20 of each folder (complimentary); further folders were priced at $0.50 each, but dealers were advised to photocopy them as required!

Each folder had a number of single page inserts detailing one specific model. With the Standard now deleted, the Sonex folder contained three inserts: one each for the Sonex-180 Deluxe, Sonex-180 Custom and Sonex Artist. Some of the text (specifically relating to finish availability) seems to be a little out of date, with

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1980 Sonex owners manual

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